to Mr. Anderson.
Washington , November 1, 1887.
Sir: Your dispatch No. 156 has been received. In it you state that you have been informed of a movement on the part of Germany which appears to be the beginning of an attempt to influence or compel Denmark to exclude American pork.
The matter is important, and you are instructed to keep a close watch and report what may transpire.
Certain executive documents* bearing; on the subject accompany this instruction. From these you will be able to gather ample arguments [Page 478] to show that such a prohibition as is foreshadowed would be utterly needless and a harmful blow at the increasing trade relations between the United States and Denmark which we are so desirous to foster.
I am, etc.,
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